What Kids Want: A Place that is Safe
Sep06

What Kids Want: A Place that is Safe

Our Wednesday night class is large, composed of a completely different group of kids than Sunday. It spans 5-6 grades, and a wider array of backgrounds. Helping these kids learn to get along has been a major focus of our program, and we seem to have hit upon a chord that really resonated with this group. We call it our Safe Place. Not the official police program, but our policy. Kids Club is a safe place. It is a place we can come and...

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Object Lesson: Staying Pure in the World
Feb07

Object Lesson: Staying Pure in the World

James 1:27 “Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” ASV. In a recent study of James 1:27 in class, I used this easy object lesson to visually depict staying unspotted from the world. Materials used: 1 clear glass 2 clear medicine cups red food coloring water 3 cotton balls       What...

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Object Lesson: Spreading the Word
Mar29

Object Lesson: Spreading the Word

We used dominoes to demonstrate how the Word spreads from person to person. First each student got a sticker to draw a person on. Then they attached the stickers to a domino (the black dominoes in the photo). We spread out a map-styled tablecloth, and had them place their people dominoes around the map. Then we gave them more dominoes, and told them to reach all the stickers using a domino chain. Discussion Points: The word spreads...

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Craft Ideas for the Armor of God?
Aug13

Craft Ideas for the Armor of God?

Q. I am looking for a craft activity for pre-schoolers relating to wearing the armor of God. I had an idea of using card-board cutouts and clothing them with tinfoil armor. Do you have any other ideas? A. Your idea is good. You could divide the class up and have different teams work together on different pieces (breastplate, shield, greaves, helm). As an object lesson you could allow one person from each team to use the armor and the...

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Review: “What’s in the Bible?” DVD Series
Aug12

Review: “What’s in the Bible?” DVD Series

VeggieTales Creator Phil Vischer has begun a new DVD series called “What’s in the Bible?” to present educational information about the Bible to kids in an entertaining and memorable way. Each episode will focus on a different book, and will also feature a question about a Bible concept related to the theme of the episode. Rather than pure animation, this series uses a variety of puppet characters along with some live...

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